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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1900.

[Transcribed and edited information mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1900]

"WATERBEACH is a parish and large village, on the navigable river Cam, with a station on the London and Ely section of the Great Eastern railway, and is 5½ miles north-east from Cambridge and 62 from London, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Northstow, union of Chesterton, petty sessional division and county court district of Cambridge, rural deanery of Quy and archdeaconry and diocese of Ely.

The land in this neighbourhood is, very fertile, and there are large market garden grounds. The principal crops are wheat, barley, beans, potatoes and turnips. The area is 5,722 acres of land and 28 of water; rateable value, £13,170; the population in 1891 was 1,382."

[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards 2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson 2010]
[mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1900]

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